Japan's lesson for U.S. reactors: Disaster is possible

Feb 21, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.
Posted In: nuclear energy, nuclear, Fukushima

With a $1 billion economy, North Korea can easily afford nukes

Feb 12, 2013
Thanks to the sale of underground goods, the country can devote a third of its resources to developing its military and weapons programs.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear

North Korea confirms its biggest nuclear test, but at what cost?

Feb 12, 2013
The test is the country's third and is being condemned by the United States and other countries in the region.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear, China

Japan considers ending nuclear power

Sep 14, 2012
Today, Japanese government officials announced a bold new energy plan. The policy -- which still needs approval from the cabinet -- would end the use of nuclear power in Japan by 2040.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear

For a town in need of jobs, going nuclear was easy call

Sep 5, 2012
Eunice, in a dusty corner of New Mexico, rode the ups and downs of the oil business for decades. Then a nuclear-processing plant came calling, and Eunice welcomed its jobs.
Posted In: nuclear energy, nuclear, nuclear power, New Mexico

In Japan, an effort to crowdsource radiation information

Jul 17, 2012
In Japan, the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident is going nowhere fast. And in many cases, it's not clear where the radiation's OK, and where it's not. That's where a group called SafeCast comes in.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, Fukushima, radiation

Guess what Kodak kept in its basement...

May 14, 2012
The now-bankrupt photography company kept a little something (surprising) in its basement for 35 years.
Posted In: kodak, nuclear, uranium

No nuke Japan

Apr 18, 2012
Since Fukushima, Japan has shuttered all but one nuclear reactor. Now the debate to restart has begun.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear power, nuclear

A look inside the Fukushima nuclear plant

Feb 29, 2012
The BBC's Roland Buerk is one of the few foreign journalists who has been allowed inside the Fukushima nuclear power station that melted down after the earthquake in Japan last year. He describes the atmosphere, and the steps for the future.
Posted In: Japan, Fukushima, nuclear

North Korea suspends nuclear programs for U.S. food aid

Feb 29, 2012
The agreement may have been less about food than a political move by North Korea's new young leader. But it does open the door for restarting multi-nation disarmament talks.
Posted In: North Korea, aid, nuclear